It's the time of year when northern elephant seals, some as big as a car and weighing 5,000 pounds, gather in colonies along the California coast. They fight each other in noisy battles for the right to mate.
The penalty phase of the Dylann Roof Charleston, S.C., church shooting trial began Wednesday. The 22-year-old, who is representing himself and killed nine worshippers, addressed the jury for the first time.
Video game enthusiasts in Cuba face big obstacles with limited access to the Internet. With the opening to the U.S., two young Cubans hope to release the first independent game produced on the island.
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An Israeli court convicted a soldier of manslaughter for shooting to death a wounded Palestinian knife attacker. A video showed the soldier firing on the man who lay wounded on the ground, touching off a nationwide debate.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Senan Molony about his documentary, which presents evidence that a fire in the engine room could have also led to the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of 1,500 lives.
President Obama went to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Democrats and strategize to protect the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans look to dismantle the law as their top priority.
Ford has cancelled plans for a new plant in Mexico after being slammed by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He claimed the company was shipping jobs across the border. The car company was planning to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico.
Writer Scott Brody shares a memory of a Hanukkah dinner, bed bugs and true love.
There has been a hurricane "drought" along the U.S. coast in the past decade, with few powerful storms making landfall. New research suggests that a bipolar relationship between conditions in the Atlantic and those along the coastline may have a protective effect.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with reporter Kimberly Dozier, who wrote an article in The Daily Beast about her experience interviewing an ISIS terrorist in a Baghdad prison.
The blues guitarist and former Back Door Slam frontman is back with a new solo record, Three Miles From Avalon.
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